1. HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger-Produced Rock Drama

    December 02, 2014 3:19 PM EST The 1970s-set series, from 'Boardwalk Empire' duo Martin Scorsese & Terence Winter, has been in development since 2011. HBO has picked up to series a rock 'n' roll drama from Boardwalk Empire 's Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter. The show is also exec produced…

  2. Foo Fighters Team With Citi for Select Presale on 'Sonic Highways' Tour

    December 02, 2014 9:20 AM EST The North American leg of the Foo Fighters ' recently announced 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour features a box office-only pre-order program called "Beat The Bots." But for three select dates, Citi will be offering cardholders an exclusive presale through its Private Pass…

  3. Supreme Court to Consider Free Speech on Social Media Today, Thanks In Part to Eminem

    December 01, 2014 9:54 AM EST The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting graphically violent rap…

  4. Bastille Share Haim Collaboration 'Bite Down'

    November 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST Even though Bastille have one studio album to their name (2013's Bad Blood featuring the breakthrough hit "Pompeii,") the prolific newcomers are about to release their third mixtape on Dec 10. Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) features the U.K. rockers working…

  5. Sia, Chet Faker Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 26, 2014 10:04 PM EST Sia cleaned-up at Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, where she took out four categories on what is the Australian record industry’s big night. The singer and songwriter cemented her career-year by snaffling the annual event’s traditional top award, best album,…

  6. Pentatonix Hits Top Three on Billboard 200, Nickelback Debuts in Top 10

    November 26, 2014 11:01 AM EST As earlier reported , One Direction's Four debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 387,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-largest debut sales week of 2014 (after Taylor Swift's 1989 arrival of 1.287 million…

  7. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban Notch New No. 1s

    November 24, 2014 4:35 PM EST And that's not all: Jennifer Lopez, Big Sean and George Ezra join in taking over atop tallies this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  8. Banks Wants to Perform for Aliens and Other Inside Scoop

    November 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST Banks Opens Up Corpse Bride  director  Tim Burton  might want to take a meeting with  Banks . The Goddess singer-songwriter (born  Jillian Banks ), 26, tells Overheard that she and her best friend have written a number of short stories based upon a character they call “Inside-Out Girl”…

  9. Catching Up with Sky Ferreira: On Recording with Primal Scream, Splitting From Troy Carter & Regaining Control of Her Career

    November 21, 2014 11:46 AM EST “I feel like I’ve been sitting at the DMV for 10 years. I did all my paperwork, I passed my test, but they still haven’t called my number." On Thursday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Sky Ferreira kicked off a run of five West Coast performances that will effectively put…

  10. Ty Herndon on Coming Out: 'In the Country World, Hell Yes It's a Big Deal'

    November 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST Country fans with long memories and/or a keen sense of gay-dar have long wondered if the deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington on Nashville was modeled on Ty Herndon , who had a series of No. 1 country hits in the mid- and late ‘90s. While it’s unclear whether…

  11. Sia Offers New Recording, Exclusive Performances to Husband's Documentary Kickstarter

    November 20, 2014 2:30 AM EST Mega pop singer and songwriter Sia is offering up a handful of incentives to supporters of her husband Erik Anders Lang's Kickstarter campaign for his golf documentary, Be the Ball .  The Grammy-nominated artist is offering up a previously unreleased cover of The Dixie Cups ' …

  12. 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns' Cause of Death Revealed

    November 18, 2014 9:51 PM EST The season 7 star died from an enlarged heart, according to the coroner's report. New details from the Orange County Coroner's report have revealed that American Idol season 7 finalist Michael Johns died from an enlarged heart and a "fatty liver." The 35-year-old…

  13. Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North America Tour, Box Office-Only Pre-Sales

    November 18, 2014 7:18 PM EST Following news Foo Fighters will be touring Australia next spring  in support of the band's new album Sonic Highways , fans stateside have wondered when the rock icons would hit their homeland. Now the Foos have responded with 29 dates spanning four months through the U.S. and…

  14. 11 Things We Learned From Lorde’s Twitter Q&A

    November 17, 2014 2:55 PM EST Earlier this morning, Lorde hosted a Twitter Q&A to coincide with the realease of the highly anticipated  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack. Lorde curated and performs two original songs on the soundtrack, which also features contributions from Miguel , Chvrches ,…

  15. Meet Descemer Bueno, the Talent Behind Enrique Iglesias' Smash Hit 'Bailando'

    November 17, 2014 12:15 PM EST If you’ve been on the planet this year, there’s a good chance you’ve heard “Bailando,” the Enrique Iglesias smash featuring Descemer Bueno, who wrote the song with Iglesias. But if you don’t live in Miami, where Bueno resides, or Havana, where the Cuban singer/songwriter frequently…

  16. Lorde Perfectly Disses Diplo After He Insults Taylor Swift

    November 13, 2014 9:51 AM EST Welcome to the latest Internet case: Taylor Swift and Fans Versus  Diplo .  Yesterday (Nov. 12) Diplo decided not enough people were paying attention to him, so he tweeted: Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty — BABY DADDY (@diplo)  November 12, 2014 Which…

  17. Bret Michaels Hospitalized for Kidney Surgery

    November 11, 2014 10:03 PM EST Bret Michaels recently experienced severe health issues, interrupting his Midwest tour dates in October.  The Poison frontman had been experiencing ongoing pains that caused him to cancel a charity event in Champaign, Ill. on Oct. 30, even though he tried to make it against doctors'…

  18. Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy to Star in 'Donnie Loves Jenny' Reality Show

    November 11, 2014 4:41 PM EST Newlyweds Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are ready to open up their relationship to TV cameras. They will star in Donnie Loves Jenny , a 10-episode docuseries for A&E, the couple announced Tuesday (Nov. 11). New Kid Donnie Wahlberg Marries Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and McCarthy will…

  19. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT SINGLES BE FROM 1989 ? This mailbag&…

  20. Tomorrowland, Pearl Jam on Shortlist for European Festival Awards

    November 11, 2014 10:09 AM EST A shortlist of nominees has been announced for this year's European Festival Awards , set to honor the continent's best music gatherings large and small, and the artists that perform. Organizers say a record 1.2 million votes were cast for festivals in more than 35 different…

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